Booms of guns brake early morning slumbers in Sunjwan
Sunjwan (Jammu): Distant booms of the guns broke early morning slumbers of residents of this garrison town on the outskirts of Jammu on Saturday.
And their initial belief of it being usual practice shooting inside the Army camp dissipated as the firing became intense and an alarm was sounded. Soon, it dawned on them –the Army camp has been targeted.
"It all began around 4.30 AM with deafening sounds of explosions and gunfire. Initially, we thought it was a routine practice firing but when there was an alarm from inside the camp, we thought something is wrong," said Mohammad Yasir, a resident.
A group of terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed has struck on the army camp. Two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) have been killed and six others including a Major-rank officer and daughter of an Army personnel injured in the attack, officials said.
The residents have moved out of their homes as a precautionary measure and are camping at safer places nearby.
Yasir said the heavy exchange of firing stopped at around 0830 hours and later by intermittent exchange could be heard.
Security officials present at the scene said the Army initially focussed on rescuing civilians inside the camp, spread over a vast area. Groups of BJP and Bajrang Dal activists appeared outside the camp and shouted anti-Pakistan and pro-India slogans.